President Ibrahim Keita and other government officials who were arrested and detained by soldiers have been visited by UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
Recall that on Tuesday, a coup was staged by the mutinying soldiers, which led to the resignation of Keita hours after he was arrested with some other high-ranking officials.
The coup leaders, who identified themselves as the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, later declared their intention to form a civilian transitional government and promised “a reasonable timeline” for holding new elections.
On his third day in detention, Keita received some UN officials at a location outside Bamako, capital of the country, where he is being held alongside Boubou Cissé, former prime minister.
According to Radio France International, the 75-year-old ousted leader, who “looked tired but relaxed” has no access to TV, radio or phone.